From the Trail of Painted Ponies (38th Release) Winter 2016 Collection, Cloud Hunter.
Made of stone resin. Measures 10.5" tall. Designed by acclaimed equine artist, Janee Hughes.
This Paint Horse figurine is cast in a rearing pose and intended to a tribute to this popular breed. Typical of the speech of a cowboy, the ways of a bucking horse were referred to in colorfully descriptive terms. When a horse reared wildly and vaulted upwards, mane flying and hooves flailing as if it intended to go up and up into the sky, it was called a “cloud hunter.” By making the horse a Paint whose spots take on the appearance of thunderclouds, the artist has added another layer of meaning to the old horseman’s saying.